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russia's embassy in kiev is attacked by rioters ukraine's top diplomat a seen a society where the vandals and there were acting some of these old foul language and the russian president. yesterday were made for ukraine to honor its gas danielle's people or else be put on the pre-pay system and europe's worried with its own gas supply and virtually held hostage on give swim. and the west prepares a military launchpad for possible help for iraq as a country teeters on the brink of collapse terrorist dominated north keeping baghdad in the crosshairs. plus with scotland's historic upin is referendum now
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less than a hundred days away r.t. here is some of the hopes and fears fueling the yes and no campaigns. this is our senior national coming to you live from moscow with me marina joshing russia's embassy in ukraine has been vandalized by crowds of young people who threw stones and pant the bombs and drew nazi symbols on the walls ukraine's interim foreign minister turned up to and his diplomacy consisted of shouting obscene slogans to gather with a vandals paul scott has the details from kiev. despite the fact there was no police presence to stop events unfolding on saturday which is in breach of the vienna convention incidentally which says that all embassies should be protected from attack by the host nation despite this lack of police presence one official
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did turn up that was ukraine's interim foreign minister he was there siding with the demonstrate is he expressed his concern for the safety of the ukrainian stuff inside the embassy and he also called for the closure of the border between russia and ukraine but the diplomats was caught on camera using less than diplomatic language when talking about russian president vladimir putin going over books not because they were received so but i think that the three. well what this means for diplomatic relations between russia and ukraine remains to be seen russia have taken their concerns over saturday's events to the united nations that calling for a resolution condemning the attack on their embassy which is apparently being blocked by western nations now police say it all started on saturday when around one hundred demonstrators arrived outside the embassy carrying anti russia placards and shouting anti putin slogans but the mood soon turned sour and the atmosphere
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deteriorated when masked men believed to be from the right sector turned up they started pelting the building with paint and with eggs and they smashed windows as well they overturned vehicles and smashed cars to pieces the demonstrators are angry accusing russia of supplying arms to anti-government forces in the east of ukraine it's believed that many of the masked men were from the right sector because they were red and black right sector has given their identity away. when he was running n.p.r. also arrived at the scene of the rioting and it started he went there to try and ease the situation i but instead he was handed a stone an urge to throw it and am. as you can see and he tried to to protest but that was the deputy succumbed to the pressure and ensuring from the rioters although he did learn a hard lesson on how crowds can turn just
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a few minutes later he was felt that it was a green stain tester apparently took exception to the deputy turning out in a luxury car the damage he was then sent home in a bus after the crowd punctured the tires of his vehicle journalist and filmmaker danny schechter believes key of police were instructed not to protect the russian embassy from the aggression. i think that the government of the ukraine asked to try to position itself as independent of certainly extremist groups i don't think they want to be in alliance with those groups but in reality they are in a situation where they have to respond to facts on the ground what happens actually i out there in the streets police always follow orders they follow orders from above so if no orders are being given to defend the embassy from above obviously there's a higher level of involvement in this potentially of the mainstream media also
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support the wave of anger against russia with the growing opposition in ukrainian newspaper and media reports danny schachter explains why there are so insistent in their accusations. the events in iraq american media is shifting its attention away from ukraine to iraq ukrainians who support the current government want to bring it back to ukraine the way to do that is with charges that russia is somehow either invading said big tanks clear or other ways or representing a threat to ukraine and so there is a game being played here clearly a geopolitical game staging students that could lead to a over response by russians which they could then use to justify calls for intervention or more support from the united states another town in eastern ukraine has suffered heavy damage from shelling and here's what the town looks like after a night of bombardment what is said to be artillery and rocket launcher fire hit
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the central market and a bus station paralyzing public transport several houses have also been leveled in the anti-government forces say the army was the one firing while military officials blame the activists in return. how about one hundred fifty kilometers away in slovyansk two people were killed in an overnight or tillery attack by the army a group of russian journalist was filming inside a hospital when the assault began here are some of the video they sent. the journalists were interviewing hospital staff when the military started firing at days and rushed into the basement and waited there until it was safe. rock has endured days of artillery attacks earlier this week video emerged allegedly showing fire bombs being dropped on the city we spoke to a former british army intelligence officer who's recently returned from ukraine and told us the attack bears the hallmarks of banned phosphorus weapons. in the video
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of look at it closely it does indeed tally with what one might say. the hallmarks of white phosphorous use for example a very bright light been in and multiple burns coming down from the sky it's an episode weapon it's been used such as a mall to open up some and croft and then of course again the tel still burning the videos i've seen in the day time showing actually this very. white a gray smoke so white phosphorus being used it's an alarming development of course it needn't necessarily be legal but it depends on the usage concerned and that's exactly why of course and indeed other people even from the west should be even if i haven't so far should be calling for a proper and full investigation of this incident to prevent escalating. terrified by what's happening on their land hundreds of easter granny as are fleeing their country and families were the adults have to stay just as children are being sent
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across the border obviously or followed some of the refugees on their difficult way . because you do so still it's not safe for them to stay here after everything that is happening. we want them to stay alive of this week for the world families leaving for an uncertain future between a scary went to sleep at night because the bomb will forward everything. so it's really scary we're making our way to the russian border no one's quite sure how safe this journey is but people here desperate to leave they've been on a waiting list for days the phone call came in the morning giving these women less than four hours to pack up all their belongings and leave again. we don't know what will happen there and for how long the situation will continue we want to return as quickly as possible but they say they have no choice they simply have to go see one
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of the airplanes in the bombing said the scariest because you don't know where they're going to fall and when we can't always stay in a basement because of the small children victoria is traveling with her two daughters and like all the women here she's left behind a husband and family and my grandfather grandmother and my father stayed behind. i told my father and grandmother that i want to come home to them it's a three hour drive to the russian border and in every organizer has asked us not to interview him on camera because he says he's getting it do you think it's not putting this trip together many feel torn about taking the decision to leave velour worries about a father he left behind. it's really hard to the girls are you probably won't see him for a while. you tube is going to give you your years thousands of women and children have already made this journey and thousands more on waiting lists trying
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to leave the crossing through the ukrainian border of me having to fullness a little bit discreetly as they are all border guards everywhere the people on the bus stop preparing the documents and russian the final destination is just a few minutes away. i congratulate the repassing ger with crossing the border to russia because. tears of relief but for many here this is just the first difficult step towards an uncertain future. on the ukrainian russian border. ukrainian authorities in the east have detained two journalists from a russian t.v. channel who were on route to airports to return to russia it's the latest in a series of incidents where russian reporters have been ever handed they can find out more about their plight. u.s. aircraft carrier is heading for the persian gulf as washington prepares
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a foothold in case military options are required in iraq this week extremists from the islamic state in iraq and syria group advance to within fifty kilometers of baghdad driven by the goal of creating a radical bat in the region and in the second largest city mosul this goal may already be a reality as militants are reportedly planning to create a new government there on sunday the army has resorted to and rolling volunteers in the struggle to hold back the offensive of the terrorists but the radical group has turned the u.s. military campaign in iraq to its advantage seizing american army hardware a thousand really are supplied to iraq or he's made a fortnight i reports. one leaving behind a sovereign stable and self-reliant iraq two and a half years later the people america left behind are running away fleeing for their lives from whole thing and. million people have already escaped from iraq's second city mosul off the i.s.i. al forced the army to retreat reports a gunman have also sees
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a nearby oil refinery town iraq's prime minister calling for a state of emergency after hundreds of gunman took control of strategic parts of the northern city of mosul by wednesday militants had seized the turkish consulate in mussel kidnapping the head of diplomatic mission and two dozen staff members some thirty thousand iraqi soldiers reportedly turned and ran as militants from the islamic state of iraq and syria known as isis moved in unleashing an all out assault on the city they've taken control of hospitals police stations they have taken control of ammunition dumps and weapons stores that the fleeing government forces of what they've left behind many of the abandoned weapons and military hardware now in the hands of hardline terrorists who are imported into iraq from gas where i think you all are aware of the shipments that we've provided that include the delivery of three hundred hellfire missiles millions of rounds of small
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arms fire thousands of rounds of tank ammunition helicopter fired rockets to the cracky security forces and don't forget about the u.s. supplied humvees here you can see isis insurgents riding and inspecting the vehicles driving them across the border into war torn syria critics call it in unintended consequence of the u.s. war in iraq coming home to roost there weren't any real sizable organized militant groups in iraq until al qaeda of the mesopotamia rose during their need to fight back at the u.s. invasion to help the army we've trained them for eight years and that didn't seem to work bush dismantled the original iraqi army after the us invasion and that's the root of the problem the u.s. war in iraq cost washington close to one trillion dollars in the lives of more than forty five hundred soldiers. hundreds of thousands of iraqis have reportedly been killed while the us was looking for w m d's and spreading democracy. the
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unified and competent iraqi military that was allegedly a stablished has buckled weapons that were made in the usa are now in the hands of america's enemies and the country left to fend for itself in a state of crisis we're in a point now where our team. now the u.n. says more than a thousand civilians have been killed this month alone and eight hundred thousand people have been forced to flee their homes to escape the advancing jihad is the situation is no better for troops either isis boasts that it's executed around seventeen hundred captured iraqi soldiers let's now have a look at why army appears to be so powerless against the islamist fighters now firstly when the extremists it opened up access to the cash arms and ammunition and iraq's largest oil refining area is also at peril of being captured by isis which
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could endanger the country's already weak economy and the number of militants is growing the group is said to have helped hundreds of prisoners escaped from jail swelling its ranks in the process and on top of that it's exploiting fuelling sectarian tension in the community gathering support among radicalized sunni muslims while another branch of the group operates in syria just over the border providing a steady flow of reinforcements to iraq michael bryant who was a u.s. defense department contract are in iraq discuss the worsening security situation there on artie's in the now. iraqi government's incompetent it's inept put you know that the job is impossible but you know saddam was it was a bad actor he was a bad guy but he kept a lid on everything through force it's a lousy way to live but you know on his horse day things like this never happened the maliki you know is a shiite and the sunni's are upset because they were in charge and they want to
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take over again and saddam kept a lid on all of this maliki doesn't have a prayer of the iraqi the iraqi government can't can't and i don't know if any iraqi government could do this unless it was a dictatorship like it was under saddam and more news coming out after the break including the scottish way out of a not so united kingdom. that we will be pardoned by the enormous garden of laws rules and regulations which you know cause europe to be the squirrel tick monster it is i mean the reason that europe is going going down over time is because the rules and regulations are killing and strangling business.
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i marinate join me. into impartial and financial reporting commentary interviews and much much. only on the bus and. technology innovation all the developments around russia. the future of coverage. welcome back this is r.t. if now has less than twenty four hours to pay at least half of its gas bills to russia the total of which doubt seeds four billion dollars and if it doesn't pay up it'll be transferred to prepay system meaning it will get exactly as much gas as
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a pays for in advance and a former talk to our tease me to caution about why a deal seems so far off even at this late stage. average single party that is involved in this really ongoing dispute only stand to lose and russia including as the country is losing billions in raffa news and we're talking about an enormous sum of money that the state budget is quite depended on and of course there is the country's reputation as a reliable allergy supplier now that refutation is currently at stake you mentioned russia presumably kiev is going to lose the most it's true while however while the row has rumbled on at the same time ukraine has been secretly stockpiling gas reserves and just recently the country's government announced that they do have enough to last app until i am and that's even without pain now apart from that ukrainian people do stand to lose out shafts simply dance are piling up and
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russia has already offered a lower gas price but you more and the longer a key of refuses to compromise and negotiate the the higher the eventual bill will be many people want to show europe the rest of europe is a bystander in all of this but actually europe could suffer to it's true because europe is not at all a bystander actually the european supplies are most triscuit but just looking simply at this graphic suit can see how much you are is the patent on gas from supplies and there's actually more than that for some european nations gas from is the only source so if this continues to be the case when ukraine refuses to compromise which it does at the moment then you are a likely faces being cut off in the near future and we've been in that situation
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before when ukraine feel to meet its gas obligations and that's led to only one thing ukraine was siphoning off gas that wasn't. tended for european customers so just recently the borel bank asked a maid at that such as the naira could see a massive prize hike for gas for european nations in some cases up to fifty per cent and actually i try to sell mother some of the factors there are styling this negotiations still no deal despite concession after compromise after concession. we see on a sort of we were numb proposes the russians offered to reduce the gas price by one hundred dollars a so-called discount for so long it was cute and so they did lowering the price to three hundred eighty five dollars per thousand cubic meters which is roughly what european countries pay for russian gas what's more moscow is ready to guarantee
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that trade for a year now refereeing the e.u. found the offer fair. i believe three hundred eighty five dollars is a reduction and it can be considered reasonable but with some people you give an inch and they take a mile and we support the we pay the price that we consider is the market rate and that is two hundred sixty eight dollars for a thousand cubic meters is acceptable when mr crane as you know has been offered a very generous discount on this i think they still won't roll and it's really is quite incredible that the butt of the ukrainian government is i don't think any amount of this got ready will satisfy you crank their support and forthright however give stubbornness may not be rooted in what it needs but what it wants which could well be profits. of ukraine wants to receive cheap gas and resell it basically making money using russia it's
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a very odd positions. another stumbling block what to do with ukraine's foreign a half billion dollar gas debt to russia. ukraine's naftogaz is not going to pay its debt to gasp from until we reach a package agreement by his occurrence because that on the strategy of the ukrainian side is outright blackmail according to kiev a deal can be reached only and exclusively on ukrainian terms russia's gas from operant to save the day or at least offered a huge saving pay half of the debts and get a twenty percent discount on the rest otherwise ukraine would be switched to a pay in advance system russia needs to make sure that ukraine is paying the market price not if snipe bought like a claim no waffle in the market price as another country does. so far the quarreling sides have failed to reach an amicable solution effect
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teaches practically ukraine's acting prime minister has scuppered the talks from the start ukraine took no constructive steps made no compromises and apparently wants to maximally aggravate our gas relations. which may not be says well with european partners the ukrainian government is being intransigent and also putting the people of europe at risk that's why the u. is actually cautiously supporting russia's position at this time but with monday's deadline taking average closer hopes for a breakthrough or a slowly fading away minds in the question are moscow now while some countries keep on snooping on their citizens there is one which has finally stood up for its internet users canada stop court insists the law enforcers must get permission from internet providers before the private party dot com tells you how that ruling came
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about. blocks from our space to underwater deaths on our web site find out why a nasa scientist seems to live on the ocean floor. common to store it in a pan as referendum is inching ever closer passing the one hundred days to go mark this week both sides are busy trying to sway undecided scots the no campaign has a clear lead in the polls but their opponents have been steadily gaining ground increasing their support by four percent in the last four months for some the choice is not between independents or not but between two radically different visions of scotland artie's been listening to opinions from both sides. scotland gets a good deal of money and they also get a good deal a deal of money out we have a lot of scotland we got to worry about i want to pay off our pension bell the oil is his base can get taxes and roll tears from it. you know the oil prices dropping
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through the floor you can be sure. you know your tire color me on oil will be together through war and peace basically is people just fanatics but for what it's worth this is a vast. for the united states and we want to break with that and everything but we all we want to say that we want to have influence we want to have influence with partners the way the economy in britain has been done just know who is leading towards massive inequality on a historic skew and i think the real question is can we afford not to vote yes in september. let's take a look now at some other stories from around the world seventy thousand bodies fled from taiwan this week amid fears step the new military leadership will crack down on migrant workers international organization for migration says hundreds of trucks buses and trains are being used take workers back to their homes local broadcasters showed hundreds of people amassing
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a border crossings says the army's seize power last month there have been reports of cambodian workers being forced from their jobs as the worries deny this. really army says it has arrested some eighty palestinians suspected of being behind the abduction of three missing teenagers from the west bank many of those arrested are reportedly members of the hamas movement israeli soldiers also blocked roads and shuttering border crossings to gaza youngsters were abducted on thursday night as they returned home from a religious lesson. to study officials say is that one hundred taliban fighters have been killed in army air strikes the rains targeted hideouts in the northwest of the country and stronghold for taliban and al qaeda linked groups it was the second round of airstrikes in the region this week the operation is a response to a dabbling taliban attack on kharaj the airport a week ago and which dozens were killed. well stay with us for
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a look at how having many wives is driving a wedge in society encounters down. in london in one of the caring hearts of one of the capitals of loving liberal e.u. they've implemented a plan to finally get homeless people off the streets at night so that they provide these desperate people with a job so they could at least earn a few pounds and have some human dignity of course not they put down spikes everywhere on the ground so that the hobos have nowhere to sleep yes that is right they're laying down spikes to keep up the homeless just like dragon's teeth keep out tanks now if this happened somewhere in say bangladesh on a bad day i might say well that is their business but all the liberals in the e.u. just constantly cry from the ivory tower to the whole world about how we all need to be tolerant and be taxed to death to help people but as a guy who grew up in
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a bad neighborhood i could tell you that liberals never want to live near the people they claim to want to help you know henry ford was one of those guys who said that you should never give anybody any handouts so what he did was give the disabled and the poor decent paying jobs at his factory so listen up you liberal loony bin if you want to get those evil yucky print for people off the streets just put them to work it will read your city of its homeless problem a lot faster than spikes will but that's just my opinion. purge.
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of course as history has shown there was one surefire way to mobilize public opinion in favor of a conflict and bring him back to the world war two mentality where all serbs became check next and all croats. hardcore propaganda. the.

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